i have a carbon seatpost 31.6mm and plan to use it with my Blackburn EX1 Disc Pannier Rack.
pannier bag i'm planning on getting should hold about 1700cu or so... maybe bigger, but not sure at the moment. then a tent, sleeping bag, some simple cookware, food, tools, spare tires and tubes, clothes, etc.
would that put too much stress on the seatpost... or should i get a aluminum one just to be safe?
want to hear some veteran touring gurus's feedback.. thanks~